Monday, December 20, 2010

Surprise Visitor & An Unwanted Surprise

A call from my wife Saturday evening alerted me to a surprise visitor to our lawn.  Grabbing the camera & tripod I set about trying to capture some close-up images without becoming perfumed.

Skunks seldom if ever spray unless they feel seriously threatened.  Moving in close I was more concerned with the little critter fleeing than I was of his double barrel. 

The skunk surprise was a good surprise but Saturday's other surprise was much less welcome, my computer crashed.  I'm still working on getting back up & running with a new machine so my post will less frequent as I get used to the new machine and Photoshop CS5.  I expect to be back to posting regularly in a week or so.

9 comments:

Ruth said...

The skunk is a good looking animal,you are very brave.Hope the computer woes are corrected soon.
Blessings,Ruth

Robin said...

Coy, what a cutie! Good thing they have ammo on board or everyone would want one!

Arija said...

As lethal as the llama only from the other end but sooo beautiful. He has such intelligence in his look.

So glad you reacted quickly and got some good pictures. Isn't it a great feeling that they pick your place to visit?

Sorry about your computer. I've had my new photoshop for a while, but am still struggling with it and would prefer my old one back again.

Susan said...

We have skunks in our yard too - digging for grubs. They're quite pretty I think, and you're right, harmless unless threatened.

Melinda said...

Thank you for that picture! I just LOVE his/her face...so cute..

Montanagirl said...

Nice shot of your smelly little friend! Good luck with your new computer.

Elaine said...

You are much braver than I would be! The result was a great photo though. Good luck with your new computer. I am looking at getting a new one soon to replace my sluggish old beast, but the conversion process has me wanting to poke my head in the sand.

HANNIBAL said...

Thats a great surprise! I've never shot a good photo of a skunk and am waiting for the day...

Sorry for your crash Coy! These computers never let you relax, a new this and that is always pushing our brains to learn something new. It's supposed to be a good thing! Good luck!

WhatKarenSees said...

Yikes! This looks way too close for me, even if he isn't feeling threatened!!!! Great capture.